Dorchester Community Nursery School

York Road, Dorchester DT1 1QA

Owner: Dorchester Community Nursery School

Person in charge: Helen Christopher (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Dorset County Council

Number of Staff: 6

Service Offered: Nursery School (Voluntary / Not for Profit Owned), Open term time, Full Day Care

Total Places for Children: 32

Age Range: from 2 years 0 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0830-1530

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Reviews

8.2 Dorchester Community Nursery School has a Review Score of 8.2 (8.156)

The Review Score of 8.2 (maximum of 10) for Dorchester Community Nursery School is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 5 out of 5 from 1 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Dorchester Community Nursery School in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.2 out of 5 from 1 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

  • a) 5 Points are available for the Average Rating of all Reviews over all time. For each review the Day Nursery / service is rated Excellent, Good, Satisfactory, Poor or Very Poor on a number of areas eg Staff, Management etc. The Day Nursery receives points for each rating as follows: Excellent = 5. Good = 4. Satisfactory = 3. Poor = 2. Very Poor = 1. These points are added up and then divided by the total number of completed ratings to generate the average rating.

    The Average Rating of 5 for Dorchester Community Nursery School is calculated as follows: ( (12 Excellents x 5) ) ÷ 12 Ratings = 5

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. A Positive Review is defined as any Review with 'Extremely Likely' or 'Likely' in answer to the question 'How likely are you to recommend this Day Nursery to friends and family?'

    The 5 points available are broken down as follows:

    1. 4 points are available for the first 5 Positive Reviews, 3 points for the first Positive Review and then 0.25 Points for each of the next 4 Positive Reviews.

    2. 1 point is available for reaching a target number of Positive Reviews based on 20% of the number of registered maximum number of service users. If the target is partially reached then that proportion of 1 point is given. eg a Day Nursery with 50 registered maximum number of service users has a target of 10 Positive Reviews, if it has 10 or more Positive Reviews it will receive 1 point, if it has 7 reviews will receive 0.7 points.

    3. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. The calculation is the same as above, except the points are divided by 2.

    The 3.156 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Dorchester Community Nursery School is based on 1 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 = 3

    2. Target of 6.4 positive Reviews (32 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 1 Reviews ÷ 6.4 Target = 0.156

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.


Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    1
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Dorchester Community Nursery School?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    1
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Dorchester Community Nursery School

  • Mother of Child
    1

My son has attended this nursery for around 2.5 yrs. He's now going on to reception. The building is small from the outside so it's not overpowering for little ones, when you get in it, there are art and craft tables, a little pretend kitchen/shop, immaculate toilets were the children can practice independent toilet and hand washing skills, a quiet room/library and the outside space is AMAZING.
The edge of the garden has trees that have little nooks and crannies for the children to play hide and seek and a mud kitchen there's a trampoline, sand pit, they grow veg and have a castle!
The staff are like your favourite Aunties and bring out different qualities. They constantly have fresh ideas to make it fun. The latest one was getting the children to have their snack while pretending to be on airlines, they sat down chairs arranged like an aeroplane and after take off served fruit and drinks on a hostess trolley. The children grow and learn through play.Excellent does not give it praise enough!

How likely would you be to recommend Dorchester Community Nursery School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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